55′ Trad N/B ‘Eileen Herbert’ £39,950

‘Eileen Herbert’ (previous name ‘Dez Rez’) was commissioned by Severn Valley Boat Centre on 01/10/2004 for her original owner. She has been in the hands of the current owner for 4 years and is now for sale as they have bought another boat. She is equipped for ‘off grid’ living and cruising and comes with a full inventory of equipment. A hull survey was carried out in 2014 and is available to prospective purchasers to view. Boat viewings are by appointment, so please contact us to make arrangements.

10mm steel base plate
6mm steel hull sides
5mm steel cabin sides
4mm steel cabin roof
Hull fitted with 4 x 2.5kg magnesium anodes. We understand the hull was last blacked approximately 4 years ago.
Aluminium framed, single glazed port hole and hopper windows, dark blue painted topsides with mid blue top and bottom lines, light blue detailing.

From the stern, the traditional aft deck opens via a sliding hatch and double steel, timber lined doors to the engine room with good access to the engine, stern gear and batteries. Steps lead forward via a starboard side cabin door to the master cabin with a fitted, full height wardrobe locker, fitted double bed with storage drawers beneath and overhead locker and reading light, ceiling lights, two port hole windows and a radiator. From the starboard side corridor, a door leads to the spacious, partially tiled bathroom with a wash basin mounted in a built in corner unit, a three-quarter size bath with tiled surrounds, mixer tap and shower attachment, Thetford cassette toilet, large mirror, port hole window and ceiling lights. The galley is in a traditional U shape with timber fitted  storage units and overhead lockers, shelving, solid wood work top with inset stainless steel double sink and drainer and mixer tap, appliances including microwave, grill and oven, Shoreline fridge and a Zanussi compact washing machine. A pair of half doors are located on the starboard side, adding light and fresh air to the galley and saloon space. The saloon extends to the forward cabin doors and has a fitted Morso solid fuel stove on a tiled plinth with a tiled surround, a double sofa bed, a small corner unit with TV mounted above, ceiling and wall lights, four hopper style windows with blinds. The forward doors lead onto the well deck with two storage lockers and a cratch cover, and LPG locker in the bow.
The interior is lined in hardwood faced plywood with oak joinery and the flooring is a wood effect vinyl over plywood.

A Yanmar Barrus Shire 4 cylinder 45hp diesel engine coupled to a PRM 150 gearbox and shaft drive with a single lever control. The engine was last serviced in August 2020. Engine hours are not displayed on the rev counter/engine hours clock.

1 x 12v engine battery
3 x 12v leisure/domestic batteries
12v lighting, navigation lights and horn
1 x 50amp & 1 x 100amp alternators
Shurflo domestic water pump
Whale gulper shower pump
Automatic bilge pump
3.5kW Dometic generator (engine driven)
1.8kW Sterling inverter
Sterling 30amp battery charger
Galvanic isolator
Mastervolt battery management system
2 x solar panels and charge controller

Danforth anchor
Boarding plank
Boat hook
Bank pole
Mooring irons
TV aerial
Engine spares and tools
Fire extinguishers & fire blanket
Eco fan
2 x 11kg Flogas bottles



Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  They are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. The Vendor does not make or give, and neither the Broker nor any person in its employment has any authority to make or give, any representation or warranty in relation to this vessel, in respect of which any Purchaser must rely on his own inspection.
A demonstration of the vessel will be conducted once a Sale and Purchase Agreement has been signed by both the seller and buyer and a 10% deposit has been paid into the broker’s client account.

Price, Contact and Location


For Sale




Fish and Duck Marina


Fish and Duck Leisure Ltd as broker on behalf of the seller

Boat Safety Certificate



Vessel Name

Eileen Herbert

Vessel Condition


Vessel Type

Traditional stern narrow boat


Severn Valley Boat Centre


Severn Valley


55 Trad

Year Constructed






Number of Engines


Engine Model

Yanmar Shire 4TNV88

Fuel Type


Drive Type

Shaft drive

Cruising Speed

4 mph

Maximum Speed

7 mph

Length Overall

55' (16.67m)


6'10" (2.08m)

Maximum Draft

1'11" (0.60m)

Bridge Clearance

5'2" (1.57m)

Hull Material

Steel - 10/6/5/4mm plate

Hull Type


Hull Colour


Keel Type


Dry Weight

14500 kg

Fuel Capacity

225 litres

Water Capacity

455 litres